Gay Bob here probably did no favors for gay folks when he was released. (My guess is this was from the '70s or early '80s.) First of all, from a marketing perspective, why would "everyone" want a gay doll? I can't even think of too many gay people who would want one. And then lets get to Gay Bob's appearance, which, I guess, distinguishes him as gay. Dishevelled, with too much eyeliner, fake tanner, and wearing an orange
man purse murse with a rumpled, clashing plaid shirt and ill-fitting pants — Gay Bob doesn't even fit the stereotype of gay man = well dressed. Supposedly, he was also to help people "come out of the closet." Hell, no one even wants him to come out of the box! Epic fail.